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Category Archives: Teatime – Sweets

Steamed Ginger and Treacle Sponge Pudding

Betty brings you Steamed Ginger and Treacle Sponge Pudding.  Just what you need for these cold Winter days. Ingredients: 175g/6oz self-raising flour 115g/4oz butter (softened) 115g/4oz caster sugar 2 large free range eggs ½ tsp baking powder 2 bulbs of stem ginger from a jar 1 tbsp of syrup from the same jar 1 tsp ground ginger Pinch of ground … Continue reading

treacle pud

Apple, Pear and Meringue pie

Betty shares her mouthwatering recipe for an Apple, Pear and Meringue Pie.  Right, who’s for Apple Picking!! Ingredients: For the pastry: 2oz ground almonds 8oz plain flour 1tsp ground cinnamon 1tbsp caster sugar 5oz butter 1 egg yolk Splash of cold water For the filling: 8 large cooking apples, peeled and cored 8 pears, peeled and cored 1-2tbsp raisins (to … Continue reading

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Strawberry Tart

For the pastry 300g plain flour 80g caster sugar 125g salted butter 1 egg yolk ½ teaspoon of cinnamon 150ml cold water For the custard ½ ltr of semi skimmed milk 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways 130g caster sugar 4 eggs 4 tablespoons plain flour Topping 400g Strawberries, washed, stalks removed and halved. 50g flaked almonds. Toasted. Glaze 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

Strawberry Tart


  We are COLD and we seem to be cooking comforting and warming food just lately! The old waist band is expanding, but that can be dealt with after Christmas I say! Here is a fab recipe for Christmas shortbread – a definite one for the recipe book. It is no messing, quick to do and delicious to eat. Throw … Continue reading


Recipe for Blackcurrant Cheesecake

It is the season for blackcurrants – pick them before the birds enjoy the feast and make this lovely cheesecake recipe, straight from Betty’s kitchen! Ingredients For the Base; 100g melted butter 225g Digestive biscuits For the Filling; 800g light Philadelphia cheese 400g Mascarpone cheese 4 large free range eggs, beaten 150g caster sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tbsps. … Continue reading

Betty's Blackcurrant Cheesecake